The public is invited to meet new Dierks Outlaw Head Coach and Athletic Director Vince Perrin at an event set for Friday, Aug. 12 at the Dierks Community Building.
The event will be sponsored by the Dierks Booster Club and will begin at 6 p.m. A brisket dinner will be served and a donation jar will be on hand to collect money for the school’s athletes.
Perrin was hired in May to replace David Bennett, who accepted a job with the Horatio School District after 16 years as an Outlaw.
Perrin comes to Dierks after a two-year stint at Stuttgart where he served as head football coach and athletic director, the same duties he will take over at Dierks. He lead the Rice Birds to a 9-12 record in those two years. Prior to Stuttgart, Perrin headed up the athletic program and coached at Mineral Springs for two successful seasons. He had a combined record of 20-5 with the MS Hornets.
Perrin, a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University where he played Tiger football for four years and earned postseason awards, has also coached at Arkadelphia, Springdale, Bearden, Greenwood, Clinton, Lakeside and Alma.
The Lake Hamilton High School graduate also played the 2001 season with the Bossier City Battle Wings in the AF2 League, a developmental league of of the Arena Football League.
Perrin is also the former owner of the gym in Nashville, which helps explain his coaching philosophy that centers on conditioning all athletes, not just the football players. He said all Dierks High School athletes can expect to be involved in his conditioning and strengthening program, which includes plenty of off-season work.
“We will definitely have all our athletes bigger, faster and stronger,” he said. “You’ve got to spend time training and development the kids.”